How to Make Fascinators

What is a Fascinator?

A Fascinator is a small, decorative headpiece worn by women on formal occasions. It may comprise a small hat or a large coill or layering of material via a band, clip, pin or comb. Materials to make fascinators may include sinamay, feathers, crystals, satin, silk and other similar fabrics.  It may be of any color or a combination of shades or contrasing colors.


Creating Fascinators

Fascinators are appropriate hair coverings for weddings, christenings, race meetings, cocktail and garden parties. Styles vary from occasion to occasion, but the main point is that the fascinator should match the style and color of the dress where possible, or provide a bright highlight to a darker dress.

How to create 14 fabulous fascinators from scratch, from basic through to advanced. Each project starts with a gorgeous photo of the fascinator being worn, and then lists the tools and materials you’ll need to make it. This is then followed by a complete set of step-by-step instructions, illustrated with detailed photos taken along the way.


Ostrich Feather Fascinator

The Ostrich Feather Fascinator is a medium-size headpiece with real ostrich feathers! The feathers are very soft and come in two types: two long ones and shorter ones at the base.


Capelli Fascinator With Bow & Feathers

Capelli New York Ladies Headband Fascinator With Bow & Feathers


Materials for Making Fascinators

Manufactured Fascinators can be expensive, especially those with crystals or silk. Making your own fascinator can be an inexpensive alternative, and certainly a unique one.  It is often said that if are able to sew buttons onto a garment, then you can make your own Fascinator. The materials you need will vary, but as a rule, the following are common:

Scissors
Dressmakers Pins
Thimble
Sewing needles
Small Pliers
Millinery Wire
Tape Measure
Sewing Thread
Mirror (to check the effect!)
Sinamay
Feathers
Elastic
Hair Combs
Bases

Learn How to Make Your Own Fascinator


Flower and Feather Large Hat Fascinator

Flower and Feather Large Hat – Crown features flexible top with no brim. Ribbon hat band decorating the crown.


Crinoline Fascinator

Crinoline Fascinator available in four colors


Sinamay Tear Drop Cocktail Hat

Crown measures 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches with flower, feather, and net decoration. Headband measures 1/2 x 3/4 inches wide. Light, stiff, and netted material.


Fascinator with Feathers And Beads

Fascinator with Feathers And Beads


Fascinators from UK






Green Emerald Bows and Ribbons Hair Fascinator on Comb

Green Emerald Bows and Ribbons Hair Fascinator on Comb


Fascinators on Amazon UK


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